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…surgeon, Prof. Nickel did our chemo and does everything oncological.

http://www.tier.....onkologie/

Now I don't have any experience with cyberknife so you will probably have to make some calls there. If I can help you with anything else let me know!!

tina & Manni

10 April 2017 1:30 am
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…help out with vet clinics in Germany but megstamum (Clare) knows a lot about clinics in the U.K. So she might have some knowledge on who does cyberknife. If you need anything continental let me know! 

Tina & Manni  

Thanks to all for your support.

Tina and Manni, Germany would be a good

…Glasgow Veterinary School
University of Edinburgh Veterinary School
Animal Health Trust, Newmarket 
VRCC, Essex

My (limited) understanding is that Cyberknife is a form of radiation therapy, but whether these centres offer it, I do not know. My advice would be to ring them and ask.

I have personal

…help out with vet clinics in Germany but megstamum (Clare) knows a lot about clinics in the U.K. So she might have some knowledge on who does cyberknife. If you need anything continental let me know! 

Tina & Manni

9 April 2017 11:24 am
Posts: 8
Views: 1149

…with osteosarcoma in the mouth, and surgical treatment is not an option.

I was told she needs to go for radiotherapy, but I have found that the cyberknife treatment is much better. However, cannot find which clinics in the EU perform such treatments. Please, if anybody knows, advise. Also, please

…her into a clinical trial this summer at Penn that has had good outcomes for dogs with osteosarcoma. We are located right outside Philadelphia. The cyberknife is at HOPE in Malvern. The radiologist actually also recommended against it, as the risk for fracture is still 40% and should she fracture it, she

…journey but rest assured your vets seem great. You wouldn't happen to be in NY would you? Just curious, as there's a clinic there that does cyberknife. And yep, it can't hurt to get an opinion about that. We have friend with a Dane who isn't a candidate for surgery and she's getting radiation

12 March 2017 10:47 am
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…. She's currently scheduled for amputation this Wednesday but the surgeon recommended we talk with a radiologist in the same practice who performs cyberknife radiation before surgery. She said this may be an option for her so we have a consultation with him on Monday morning. The original oncologist also

…Nellie was first diagnosed, we were hopeful we could do SRS- there is a great cyberknife center in Malvern nearby. Unfortunately there was too much bone loss, and were told we'd almost certainly get a fracture- so it wasn't an opton.

18 February 2017 7:11 am
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… leave it up to the owner to decide, its their job to give options. Or why an option out there is not a possibility. Like in my case I found the cyberknife.. didn't even know it existed, unfortunately it wasn't an option for my girls STS, but without me advocating I would have never known. Or in the

…options. I hoped that we would be a candidate for Stereotactic Radiosurgery (super precise radiation that can avoid killing healthy tissue - Cyberknife basically) however, we were not a candidate. 

So, I proceeded with the amputation. This past monday night was absolutely horrible for me. I

…said

akita said

Just an update to Katy's condition.  As I last wrote, she was doing great after the cyberknife.  Unfortunately shortly thereafter, her tumor started growing again.  There is a small percentage of cyberknife patients that don't respond to the…

…to her surroundings, looking for food they said.  After this journey, we still see her full of life and too happy to not give her a chance.  Her cyberknife was non invasive and we don't regret for a second going that route.  It is a financial consideration that one must think about but the potential

…said

Just an update to Katy's condition.  As I last wrote, she was doing great after the cyberknife.  Unfortunately shortly thereafter, her tumor started growing again.  There is a small percentage of cyberknife patients that don't respond to the…

…to her surroundings, looking for food they said.  After this journey, we still see her full of life and too happy to not give her a chance.  Her cyberknife was non invasive and we don't regret for a second going that route.  It is a financial consideration that one must think about but the potential

Pandorable
11 March 2015 5:39 pm
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Hi Chris, so sorry to hear of Axl's situation.  We are the ones that started the thread on cyberknife vs amputation. 

Thank you so very much for chiming in here, what a wonderful gift, thanks.

21 April 2014 8:29 pm
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…Chris, so sorry to hear of Axl's situation.  We are the ones that started the thread on cyberknife vs amputation.  In our case, Katy's immune system was pretty out of whack for years with Sebatious Adenitis and Endocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency.…

…  So in her case (we think) everything we tried didn't work including working with Dr Ettinger on cyberknife with a biphosphonate treatment added, our local oncologist with chemo, amputation, metronomic chemo and palladia.  We were about to add in the…

…inhalant treatment as well next but unfortunately she didn't make it.  In regards to cyberknife, if finances are not an issue, I would do it again in that situation.  I have to believe Katy was a one off given nothing worked in her case and Dr…

…Ettinger has a reasonable history in treating Osteo with Cyberknife.  

Katy's side effects from the cyberknife were virtually nil.  She stayed there for 2 nights and was just a bit tired from the anesthesia when she came home.  She was up and about without a…

…damage she might do to it wanting to run around business as usual.  Dr Ettinger and her staff were great and supportive throughout, well after the cyberknife.

Feel free to reach out with any other questions or concerns in regards to this.

21 April 2014 6:39 pm
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…and go on to kick cancer's butt for much longer than statistics say they will. I truly with all my heart hope this is the case with Axl and that cyberknife, if you do it, gives him a happy, healthy life for as long as possible. Here's a story about Katy, who underwent cyberknife radiation therapy. 

…the pain affects quality of life. What did Dr. Sue tell you about the overall prognosis and how much recovery time is generally necessary from cyberknife treatments? That of course also weighs into this decision.

I don't know if this helps but I know that more folks will chime in shortly so hang in

13 April 2014 3:08 pm
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…m new here. My 7 year old Dobermann mix Axl was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in his vertebrae a few weeks ago following an MRI and we are considering cyberknife raditation at VCA in Yonkers NY as an option. Given the location of his tumor, it's inoperable, so we're trying to help him cope with any discomfort…

…spot with a tough choice to make - we can either keep him comfortable and try to make his remaining days good ones, or we can put him through the Cyberknife with no guarantee of results and 4 courses of anesthesia and any radiation-related side effects. He is still interested in life, loving, and has an

13 April 2014 1:36 pm
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28 December 2013 5:50 pm
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…you for a speedy, uneventful recovery.

I too am sorry that the treatment didn't work. Sharing your information and your feelings about doing the cyberknife treatment is so valuable. Some day another person will want to know if it's worthwhile, and thanks to you they can make an informed decision. We

…an update to Katy's condition.  As I last wrote, she was doing great after the cyberknife.  Unfortunately shortly thereafter, her tumor started growing again.  There is a small percentage of cyberknife patients that don't respond to the…

…to her surroundings, looking for food they said.  After this journey, we still see her full of life and too happy to not give her a chance.  Her cyberknife was non invasive and we don't regret for a second going that route.  It is a financial consideration that one must think about but the potential

…! An update on Katy.

Its been exactly one month since Katy went through cyberknife radiosurgery. We are happy to report that she is doing well. She started her first first round of chemo (carboplatin) 2 weeks ago and is due for

…to anyone doing the research, just learned that as of now, cyberknife aka radiosurgery is only practiced at the University of Florida, Colorado State University, Southern California, and the Animal Specialty Center in

…s really good information about recovery from cyberknife, thank you. I hope more and more animals have this type of radiation therapy available to them. And oh you're at Dr. Sue's clinic? Well heck Katy

…much her old self. We are playing it safe and keeping her activity low. If it was up to her, she'd be chasing squirrels outside! 

 

Cyberknife is a also known of stereotactic radiation surgery (SRS). Gamma knife is the other name for it. It is different from the conventional form of

… our 7 years young akita that was diagnosed with OSA on 9/13/2013. After 2 weeks of exploring our treatment options, we decided to go ahead with Cyberknife radiation to be followed by chemo. 

 

We decided on this plan of treatment because after running through all the CT scans, the doctors…

…which should help strengthen her bones. We will follow up with chemo to hopefully clean up any micrometastatic tumors. We felt that That cyberknife radiation is a good first option for Katy. If it does not work we will have to amputate. 

 

Today is her second day of treatment, one more

…you for support. We are still exploring our options but hopefully will make a decision by the end of next week when we have a cyberknife option consultation. Will keep you posted as we decide.

…do not know ANYTHING about cyberknife, but I do know Dr. Sue talks about it a lot on her facebook page:

 

https://www.fac.....eCancerVet

 

Hope that helps even

…that we can help you in your journey no matter what you decide. So is your dog not a good amputation candidate? Is that why your vets recommended cyberknife?

(For those who aren't familiar with this technology, it's "cutting edge" technology that's mostly used for brain and nasal tumors but more…

…been tried by researchers for osteosarcoma when amputation isn't an option).

I can't think of anyone off the top of my head who's gone the cyberknife route for osteo, likely because the technology is so hard to come by presently and the price of course. I hope that if anyone has they will chime in…

…here. For your info here's some good resources about cyberknife radiation treatment I found for you. Thank you for bringing it into the discussion, I will share more info in our News Blog
soon.

In the…

…help you decide. Here's that info.

New Treatments for Osteosarcoma Aim to Extend Life and Save Limbs

New Cancer Therapy Options for Animals: CyberKnife Radiation

Cyberknife Robotic Radiosurgery for Cancer Treatment

My Experience with CyberKnife RadioSurgery

… our lovely akita has just been diagnosed with OSA in he right front leg. We are debating between amputation or cyberknife radiation treatment. Has anyone gone through the cyberknife radiation treatment?

…you everyone - the outpouring of support and information is heart-warming.

Yes, Sara's leg has been amputated after we tried cyberknife radiation therapy Nov 2011 to avoid amputation.She had undergone IV chemo post radiation treatment.  The osteo in her leg came back and we had to

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